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By frekt
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2002 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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2002 GTI bought in Nov 01. Very excited
to get this car. Definately fun to
drive, 5 speed, 1.8T, sweeeet. 25000
miles on my Indigo Blue baby.
Irritating things: Can't keep Indigo
clean! Bird poop damages paint, cheap
rubber coating on interior door handles
peeling, rear speaker quit, center
console latch broke, louvre under
passenger headlight fell out, headlight
replaced, replaced each window
regulator at least three times, check
engine light four times. By now I've
owned the car 2 1/2 years and have had
it at the dealer at least 10 times for
problems above. All relatively minor
problems but what a pain in the keester.


Best Features

Car hauls ash! Still fun to drive. Sunroof. Reasonable gas mileage. Awesome looks. Despite all problems two different dealers fixed/refixed everything under warranty and were great overall.


Worst Features

Quality issues. Think I may have to go with a Japanese hybrid.


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great car!
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By protijy
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2002 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 337 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Great all around sport compact.
factory upgrades like none other, BBS
rims, TT brakes, 6 spd, recaros,
lowered sports suspension, ect... I
love the car I hate the company VWOA
and thier coilpack issues, unhelper
customer service and bad dealerships
have killed my VW experience next time
I'll by an Audi and get the real
service.


Best Features

RIMS, 6spd, suspension, brakes, seats, body kit, interior trim, exhaust....


Worst Features

spare coil packs and a rear sway bar.


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Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda
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By Vance
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2002 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

The 1.8T is fun to drive and I haven't
done any modifications. My biggest
gripe/problem is the car is seeing the
dealership more than the road now!
Check engine light has came on 3 times
over the last 3 months...and it's on
again. This is my second VW and I
don't think there will be a 3rd. They
say they only get better and learn from
the consumer...but i guess I'm tired of
being the test market on my account.
Coil pack issue, plastic window clips,
air bag sensor light...what's next?


Best Features

The interior is very accommodating to the tall person.


Worst Features

I would like to see VW work on bettering their reputation. Work hard to be better than honda. When i talk to car enthusiast...they don't talk about VW. Would like to know that if I bought a VW...consumer guide wouldn't dog it so bad.


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fun to drive
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By mrhank
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2002 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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this is my 6th new VW
and through the last three model runs
mk2, jetta3 and now Golf GTI IV the
improvement is outstanding not to
mention the extra room and the refined
interior and ergonomics,quality of trim
and details like heated seats and
traction control make this vehicle a
class in its own. Only issues have been
the ignition coil recall which I was
able to crawl the car to the dealer and
a loaner and immediate one day repair
where provided,also pwer window mech
failed but also was repaired on the spot
maintenance has been 3 $50 services
and so far 2 years into it that is all
other than gas that Ihave invested in
this vehicle


Best Features

Great power and gas mileage,handling and comfort features


Worst Features

heated seats in rear so friends aren't jealous,fix power window issue


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GTI
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By Newtisdead
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2002 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Window unit has failed 3times
Turbo has gone out 2times
Leak in the sunroof.


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